No difference in marginal bone loss around implants retaining/supporting mandibular overdentures relative to implant type

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This 2010  review by Cehreli et al of marginal bone loss around implants has now been critically reviewed by the American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry.

The review found that

Marginal bone loss around implants supporting or retaining mandibular overdentures is not significantly affected by the implant system or attachment design

However the reviewer noted a number of methodological concerns related to the review and the bulk of the included studies were retrospective. These need to be considered when reading the original review

 Go to the ADA summary

Cehreli MC, Karasoy D, Kökat AM, Akça K, Eckert S. A systematic review of marginal bone loss around implants retaining or supporting overdentures. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2010 Mar-Apr;25(2):266-77. Review. [PubMed Abstract].




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Derek Richards is a specialist in dental public health, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry and Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) Development Team. A former editor of the Evidence-Based Dentistry Journal and chief blogger for the Dental Elf website until December 2023. Derek has been involved with a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994. Derek retired from the NHS in 2019 remaining as a part-time senior lecturer at Dundee Dental School until the end of 2023.

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